The history of the Grignault family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy
. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Grignault family
The surname Grignault was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Grignault family
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Grignault Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Grignault include Grignard, Grignon, Grignaud and others.
Early Notables of the Grignault family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jacques Grignon, born in Paris in 1630, an engraver of religious subjects and portraits. François Adhémar de Monteil, Comte de Grignan (1632-1714), was a French aristocrat, and Lieutenant-Governor of Provence. Pierre-Clement Grignon, born in 1723, son of Pierre, an alderman, and of Marie-Anne... Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grignault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grignault family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grignault Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marie Grignault, who arrived in Quebec in 1662